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Ever wonder what happened to a character in their past to make them the person they are in canon? Sure you have! Luckily for us all, there are authors out there who've taken the time to flesh out some truly interesting backstories for various characters that fit perfectly and enrich the character's development on-screen.

These backstory fanfic recommendations may not be established canon themselves, but they also won't violate it too badly either. They are plausible, often make a lot of sense, and only add to the character's depth and fascination. You may even find yourself so convinced by these backstories that you end up claiming them for your own personal headcanon!

The Making of the Character of the Characters


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Moonbeam's Predilections
15 May 2017 @ 11:35 am
Who needs that fourth wall, anyway?

Yup, you guessed it, today rec list consists of fics that break the normal barriers of fiction. Some are funny, some are serious... some are just really really weird. But they're all are fabulous in their own way!

Pleased to Meta You!


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Sure, there's lots of stories out there about characters that can shapeshift. Werewolf AUs are a dime a dozen, and some supernatural-based fandoms have even made it canon. This rec list isn't gonna be about any of those though. This list is for fanfics where characters who normally remain human shapeshift into something completely unexpected for the fandom...

... and thus all the more interesting for it!

Shapeshifting into Unusual Creatures


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Moonbeam's Predilections
Sometimes, picking a title can be the hardest part of writing a fanfiction story. I know I'm pretty terrible at it! Having a good title is important. It's the first thing a reader sees so has to be the first thing to grab their attention and draw them in to your fic. It should be meaningful in some way, have some relevance to your story. A title can be serious, ridiculous, descriptive, ironic, lyrical... anything, really. The possibilities are endless.

Maybe that's why these authors didn't even bother to try. Some of these 'titles' barely even deserve the noun. Which is a shame, because the fanfics under these terrible titles are some of the best works that most people may never read because of their vastly misleading titles.

Bad Titles Hiding The Best Fics


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Crossovers when two or more fandoms are blended together into one story usually involve fandoms that have some basis of similarity among them. Similar timeframes, landscapes, themes, or characterizations... nodes of nexus from which blending their realities becomes imaginable. Even if the fandoms themselves are very different, there is one least one point of commonality that makes it not only possible but probable to see them mixed.

Then there are the stories like these... crossovers of fandoms so disparate you would never even conceive they could mix. Sure, you could cheat by making one or the other AU; fusions are the very definition of that. But these crossovers aren't fusions, these may make small changes but the do their best to follow the flow of canon. In the expert hands of the most talented authors, you'd be surprised how reasonably these unconventional fandoms can indeed come together.

Unlikeliest Crossovers That Work Unbelievably Well


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28 April 2017 @ 05:12 pm
Right! Now that I've figured some things out about Dreamwidth (yes, like how to crosspost to my LiveJournal) I think it's time to get started actually posting some stuff. I tend to prefer sticking to fandom-based topics in my online life, but as I haven't got anything interesting going on personally I've decided to begin making regular fic-rec posts.

At least once a week, maybe more, I am going to post a list of fanfics I recommend for various reasons. Every list will be themed, some your common themes like By Genre, some... odder, like today's theme. This is as much for my edification as your own, after all. :)

Stories I Dream About


These would be fanfics that are interesting enough to dig into my subconscious so that I never forget them and keep going back to reread them. Usually I like most everything about it, the set-up and the characterizations, but find that I wish at least one part hadn't happened the way it did. So I dream about alternate endings or decisions, twists in the narrative that could result in the story going a different way. Like my brain is writing its own remixes for them that I could never do for real. These are a sample of those types of stories. They are all fantastic, well-written and I fully recommend anyone read them - you might even like them more than I do!

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20 April 2017 @ 12:07 pm
Yeah okay, I finally migrated. Had to, one of my most used communities is moving here permanently. I'll be keeping my LiveJournal account too, though.

Now let's try this crossposting thing!
 
 
Moonbeam's Predilections
11 August 2016 @ 03:51 pm
I just discovered that awesome buddy-buddy cop show of the 90s, The Sentinel starring Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart, has been re-released on DVD. Apparently it was finally released for the first time in 10 years in May 2016. Why did no one tell me sooner?!

Picked up season one on the spot for bargain price. Plans to locate the remaining seasons so far show mixed results. I can get seasons 3 & 4 in town for just slightly above Amazon's rate, which is great as I much prefer buying locally. But I can't seem to find season 2 available anywhere in my neck of Canada, which means I may have to shell out to Amazon for that. I do not like buying from Amazon as a rule, but...

I want my show!!!

\o/

Next up, someone find me Highlander: The Series on DVD, either complete box set or at least seasons 3-6 (aka the Methos years). Also possibly Kung Fu: The Legend Continues that doesn't cost an arm and leg for MOD format. ::wishes::
 
 
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18 November 2015 @ 01:30 pm
Figured I should give a progress report...

Seven weeks since falling down the stairs and breaking my humerus bone at the shoulder, the orthopedic surgeon confirms it is firmly attached in place. A small retroversion of the humeral head remains, but since I'm young I should regain full enough range of motion as to make no difference. It'll still take up to a year to properly remodel new bone growth, but the bone itself is stable.

Unless I have another klutz attack and fall again, of course. But I promise I am trying very hard to avoid that!

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Next challenge, putting my arm through a sleeve! Tank tops and fleece vests have got me through autumn, but there's snow on the ground now. Time to figure how to wear real clothes again. Progress!
 
 
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06 October 2015 @ 01:28 pm
Hi World!

I haven't updated in forever, mostly because I only use this for commenting on fic or watching my communities anymore. But it also makes a great documenting tool for personal life events - ie: a journal. Who knew?!

Sept 27th, Sunday night, at about 8pm I fell down the basement steps. Made it down the top steps with little more than a bruised bum, but spun around at the landing and proceeded to go down the last few steps head first. My head survived. My arm did not. Hit my shoulder on the wall going around the turn and broke the bone.

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Will update again in two weeks once I discover if I'm healing well. Or whatever...